Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 03/09/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday September 3, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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Among the e-mails awaiting me when I got home yesterday was one saying this - & I quote verbatim, unedited:

"Don't you think that your eternal blathering bullshit tirades against the Labour and Alliance Parties is wearing a bit thin by now. You have exactly the same bloody mind set as most other politicians, that only your Libertarian line is the ONLY line to follow? In any functioning society there is room for different points of view, continually pushing the Business Round Table view will be seen for what it is. A sad and sick little political tyro's thirst for noteriety. You are not only politically incorrect, you are politically unstable. Your rantings are no more enlightened than those of the propagantist from the left whom you roundly depise. You are another who believes in TINA, and only a very stupid person believes there is no alternative (to your espoused viewpoint), there is ALWAYS an alternative. TINA is a crutch for blind, and your anti-everything thats not libertarian tirades, earmark you as one sadly in need of white walking sticks. Reading your magazine has proven that this malaise effects all your bed-wetting contributors as well. Mankind is not intrinsically good Lindsay, and a quick perusal of history will prove just the opposite. Thus we need laws to prevent the excesses that man so readily indulges in when the rule of, or absence of law prevails. East Timor being a relevant case in point. So hop out and buy some eye wash pal, it may help you see that there is value in alternatives to the BRT inspired Libertarianz line."

Well I would heartily recommend to my correspondent that he have his ears syringed. Do I not excoriate the National Socialists & the Compulsion-Touters every bit as much as Hard Labour & Alliance Retards? Have I not on many occasions made clear my points of departure from the Business Roundtable? That Libertarianz is inspired by the Business Roundtable will come as startling news to both, I can assure you. Have I ever said that man is intrinsically good? I have said many times that he is not intrinsically anything, & that it's over to him what he becomes. Have I ever said there should be no laws? Au contraire, I have said repeatedly that there should be laws to protect human beings from the initiation of force by other human beings.

This last point, incidentally, is the one that shows most sharply the contrast between libertarianism & the Roundtable. Say the words "non-initiation of force principle" to a Roundtabler & his eyes will glaze over as he stares at you blankly. He has no familiarity with the language of principle or the process of repairing to it. The Roundtable supports the initiation of force by government. It loudly endorses compulsory taxation, vigorously disputes the idea that taxation is theft, & thinks GST in particular - the Government Slavery Tax - is wonderful because it's such an "efficient" method of extortion. The Roundtable thinks that price movements should be controlled by a central planner in Wellington, operating to an arbitrary target set by politicians. The Roundtable thinks that people should be forced to do what's good for them - to take out private health insurance for example. The Roundtable is financed by a person who said to my face that the problem with me was that I reduced everything to an issue of personal freedom. The Roundtable, not to put too fine a point on it, is simply the Association of Compulsion-Touters in drag (or perhaps that should be the other way round).

Roundtable policy-makers, to be sure, are infinitely more intelligent than Alliance Retards, but both parties share the same premises; where they differ is merely in the implementation of those premises.

So to my correspondent I say, I have 20-20 vision - assuredly with my wonderful private enterprise contact lenses in - but I do worry about your ears. And what's between them (though I defend to the death your right to display it).

As it happens, another e-mail that awaited me said, after some preliminaries concerning the state of our culture: "I admire you all the more for doing all you do amidst such a swamp, and with so little thanks! Well, once again, let me offer MY thanks!!"

Believe me, one little nugget like that just once in a while in the swamp of statism is all the thanks I need.

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